On Saturday, March 14, DiBella Entertainment, Ring of Fire Promotions and FDNY Bravest Boxing will present an exciting night of boxing, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. The card, entitled “McMayhem in Midtown”, will feature both professional and amateur bouts, and is headlined by former world title challenger Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland (29-1, 13KO’s) taking on Manuel de los Reyes Herrera. The co-feature bout of the evening sees the long-awaited return of popular light heavyweight contender-turned-New York firefighter Will “Power” Rosinsky (17-2, 9KO’s)squaring off against Paul Gonsalves . The amateur portion of the card will mark the third meeting between the FDNY Bravest Boxing team and Garda Siochana Boxing team of the Irish National Police Force, who will be making the trip over from Ireland with the 2015 Transatlantic Championship at stake.
Tickets for “McMayhem in Midtown” are priced at $100, $65 and $35, and can be purchased by calling the DiBella Entertainment office at (212) 947-2577. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with the first bout scheduled for 7:30 PM.
Nicknamed “The Punisher”, Hyland’s lone defeat as a professional came against undefeated Javier Fortuna for the interim WBA world featherweight title in 2012. Following the loss to Fortuna, Hyland was forced to sit on the sidelines for a year and a half as he waited for his contract with his previous promoter to expire. Once he became a free agent, Hyland quickly signed with DiBella Entertainment (DBE) late last year and has since strung together two impressive victories; a fourth-round TKO over Noel Echevarria and a dominant points win over Oszkar Fiko. Hyland is looking to have an even bigger and better 2015, as he continues to stay active and position himself for another world title opportunity. Hyland is scheduled to square off against Herrera (21-15-1, 15KO’s) in an eight-round featherweight matchup.
“Training has been going perfect so far and now that we have Herrera locked in, I am that more excited about the fight as we are one step closer to getting in that ring on fight night. I have been in New York City around St. Patty’s Day before, and the atmosphere throughout the entire city is just electric. I plan on starting the festivities early with a spectacular performance on the 14th for all my fellow Irishmen,” said Hyland.
Following a two-year layoff, the highly touted Rosinsky is eager to return to the venue that saw him win four Golden Gloves championships as an amateur. The popular Queens native’s losses as a pro have come in nationally televised contests to top-rated light heavyweight contender and former super middleweight world title challenger Edwin Rodriguez and former middleweight kingpin Kelly Pavlik. Rosinsky has been out of the ring since a 10-round unanimous decision win over Otis Griffin in December 2012, and is chomping at the bit to get his promising pro career back underway in front of what is anticipated to be a large contingent of fellow FDNY members on hand when he faces Gonsalves (7-5-1, 3KO’s) in an eight-round light heavyweight matchup.
Whispers of an intriguing third professional bout being added to the card have been circulating, with an announcement possibly being made later this week.